Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Sobre la Sección 504 en español | About Section 504 in Spanish April 2012 No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance . . . Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Section 504 of the … [Read more...]

GINA–the law against genetic discrimination

With genetic testing becoming increasingly pervasive in medical care and our daily lives, three of the most prominent organizations in genetics (the Genetics and Public Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University, the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics, and Genetic Alliance) have teamed up to produce educational materials about the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), a landmark federal law that protects individuals … [Read more...]

OCR guidance | It’s illegal to retaliate against a person filing a discrimination complaint

This guidance from the Office for Civil Rights focuses on the protections provided by Federal law when individuals file civil rights discrimination complaints, including complaints of discrimination on the basis of disability. This Dear Colleague letter strongly reminds school districts, postsecondary institutions, and other recipients that it is illegal to retaliate against individuals filing such complaints. The letter clarifies the basic principles … [Read more...]

NOTICE: NICHCY is going away, but its resources are not. Find hundreds of legacy NICHCY publications, as well as our training curriculum on IDEA 2004, in the Center for Parent Information and Resource’s Library at http://www.parentcenterhub.org/resources. This website will remain available until September 30, 2014. After that date, web visitors will be automatically redirected to http://www.parentcenterhub.org.